In April 2019, Princeton published the University's Sustainability Action Plan. These pages contain the University's progress to date and reflects the most current information.
Last Updated: February 2022
Action Area Metrics
- 2008 Baseline
- 2021 Performance
- Future Targets
- Previous Targets
Cultivate Healthy and Resilient Habitats
Area tracked for improved habitat connectivity and quality (acres)
Increase Commuters Using Alternatives to Single-Occupancy Vehicles
Alternative commuters (% of all commuters)
The Sustainability Action Plan was released on Earth Day, April 2019. Read the Plan
*Targets reflect CO2 equivalence (CO2e).
**2020 status refers to stormwater management areas that can absorb 90th percentile rainfall events.
***2026 and 2046 targets include the newly proposed Lake Campus that may include management of 95th percentile rain events.
† Baseline established via GIS analysis.
‡ Includes soil reused in the past year or stored for later reuse on campus
§ Consumer items consist of recyclable paper, cardboard, glass, metal and plastic.
¶ Targets to be confirmed following campus waste study.